1. Mike Glennon
Everyone is clamoring over how much Mike Glennon made this year. Overpaid this, and not worth it that, the reality is that this isn’t a gross contract in that way. Yes, Mike Glennon will get paid like a low-end starter next season. Once you can swallow that, the team can trade or let go of him and he will walk away with just five million more over the next two seasons.
Of course, he has the incentives to turn four million in 2018 into $16 million. He can also turn one million in 2019 into $15 million. Mike Glennon is going to play his 2017 season with $26 million on the line. Talk about a player with a lot to gain.
Even if Glennon is formidable and ends up as the team’s backup they are going to owe Mitchell Trubisky cheap enough that the duo would just have to equal a high paid quarterback. Or, he can get traded, hold onto his salary for the next two seasons and play out as a starter with a chance to re-up again, potentially in 2019.
Glennon does not even have to set the world on fire for a lot of these things to happen. There is a lot to be made for Glennon this offseason, and he has the chance to earn a life changing amount of money in 2017.